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Obama Administration Releases Their Roadmap for Widespread Solar Energy Development Across the Desert and Elsewhere

07/25/2012 ● By Steve

By Steve BrownTurning a deaf ear toward concerns about destruction of the desert's ecology, Native American cultural resources and sacred sites, lack of tribal consultation and public input, and

Desert Residents Fight to Save Bald Eagles from Industrial Wind Energy

05/22/2012 ● By Steve

The Homestead Valley Community Council is the latest organization in the desert to voice their opposition to recent U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service decisions allowing the "take" of eagles by industri

Native American tribes join environmental, recreation and hunting organizations to call for a moratorium on “fast-tracking” massive energy projects on public lands

05/15/2012 ● By Steve

(Ocotillo and San Diego, California)—An unprecedented coalition of environmental leaders, tribal representatives, off-road vehicle users, writers/artists, hunters, outdoor enthusiasts, community resid

Valley on Fire: A Rallying Call to Save the Ivanpah Valley from Solar Sunburn

05/11/2012 ● By Steve

Photo & story by David Lamfrom, National Parks Conservation AssociationWe are driving east, on a rugged powerline road in Clark Mountain’s shadow. The 8,000 foot peak is covered in snow. Pinyon-ju

US Bank donates to CSUSB Palm Desert Campus environmental expo

05/02/2012 ● By Steve

PALM DESERT, Calif. – US Bank has donated $5,000 to the third annual Environmental and Sustainability Expo, which will be held at Cal State San Bernardino’s Palm Desert Campus on Thursday, May 10, and

Honoring a Desert Treasure: Elden Hughes

04/30/2012 ● By Steve

By Paul SmithThe Minerva Hoyt Award is presented annually by the Joshua Tree National Park Association to commemorate the conservation leadership of Minerva Hoyt. Minerva was a wealthy South Pasadena

The 2012 Desert Ecology Issue

04/01/2012 ● By Steve

Keep up with the environmental challenges that face the California deserts with The Sun Runner's 2012 Desert Ecology Issue.  Read about Joshua Tree development, Ivanpah solar power, wind developm

The 2011 Annual Desert Ecology Issue

04/01/2011 ● By Steve

The Sun Runner's annual Desert Ecology Issue (April/May, 2011) looks at electricity in the desert - Smart Meters, dirty electricity, and electro-sensitivity. Plus Locopelli, the Tortoise Telegrap